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is enough. i'm joined tonight by congressman keith ellison of minnesota and msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson. gentlemen, thank you for your time tonight. i'll have an open question to both of you. professor, we'll go with you first. we talk about change in society. what does it take for us to change what we are seeing unfold before our eyes? >> well, ed, our hearts go out to all the victims of this most recent crime and tragedy. the reality is we've got to face the fact that we are addicted to violence in this culture, that at every level we reinforce the notion that violence is an apt resolution of conflict. and beyond that, we've got to deal with the fact that the ready accessibility of guns has led to devastating consequences for untold americans. because it's not only the immediate event that induces trauma, it's the psychic trauma that is endured by those who look at this event and have to relive it time and time again because they were there, or because they look upon it from afar and realize that they are similarly vulnerable. unl
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adviser steve ratner and minnesota democratic congressman keith ellison with near glee. there is no real choice about that. we're clear social security is off the table. this is, to me, the much more interesting debate between tom and dan. >> you want republicans arguing. both sides are also battling for control of the debt ceiling which may represent the republicans' greatest point of leverage in these budget talks. goo the speaker of the house says that's a nonstarter. >> silliness. congress will never give up the power. i've made it clear to the president. we need cuts in reform greater than the increase in the debt limit. >> bottom line, you've got to put a detailed plan on the table that the white house ends up agreeing to some of it, rejects some of it in the same way the white house is arguably overplaying their hand on taxes. the question is whether you're going to see two full fledged plans be put on the table. republicans for now, including speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell both say, hey, all these plans are familiar to the white house. we shouldn't have to put them on the ta
. keith ellison, the democrat talking about the mandate. the republican was tom krise. he said whatever man data the president and democrats think they have is no greater or less than the mandate that we as house republicans also have. >> i mean with respect to dr. price, the majority of americans who voted in congressional elections voted for democrats rather than republicans. but because of the way the lines were drawn creatively in pennsylvania, ohio, the republicans ended up with the majority. he's right in the sense that, and there is the problem that john boehner has as he tries to craft a compromise with his own. and that is that the republicans who were in that caucus, two-thirds of them, one in district of over 60%, so their only worry is a-- they don't have to worry about election, they are great republican districts, they are kbernd that. my quarrel with david is david's focusing on the process right now. i'm saying the president is not good at congressional relations. he never has been. according to mark-- cbs news, the keeper of the flame, he has played golf 104 time, three
congressmen, congressman tom cole of oklahoma, also a member of the republican leadership, and keith ellison, chair of the progressive caucus. cokie, tim geithner said they're making progress. >> congressman cole does, too. >> i want to hear that. >> but it hasn't been a very encouraging week for people who think that the fiscal cliff is not something that we want to go over and i think that the president's proposal that was put on the table was something that republicans were not going to accept, even close to accept, so it had the air of bizarre. you know, bargaining. but put a really high price out there so that when you start the negotiating -- >> when will the real negotiating begin? congressman cole? >> i want to thank the president and secretary geithner for reuniting and re-energizing the republican caucus. because that offer -- they must think that john boehner is santa claus, because it was a christmas wish list, it wasn't a real proposal. at the end of the day, do i think we'll arrive at a deal? i do. >> but you heard secretary geithner right there, and i want to get congressman e
change campaign says -- yesterday on abc's "this week" congressman keith ellison squared off on the issue with former obama economic at visor steve rattner. >> there has to be a compromise, $16 trillion deficit, you're not going to solve all that with tax increases or discretionary cuts. we can talk about how we do it -- >> get specific, steve, because when you start talking about fixing the entitlement program, we're clear, social security is off the table. >> we're not clear. no. >> no. what secretary geithner has said on a separate process. >> eric, we've talked to some degree about the back and forth within the republican party on this deal but haven't spent as much time on what's happening on the left in terms of what the democrats will stomach in terms of entitlement reform if any at all. do you think there is a wing of the party that believes that this process can happen without reform on entitlements? >> no. i don't think anybody who's seriously in the game thinks that. i think the question is, how much do you have to give up, is it reasonable? what are you getting in return as mi
congressman from minnesota, keith ellison. sir, it's good to have you here, and do you think, as you hear what kristen is reporting there, that it's -- that it's still optimism that this could get done by the end of the year, but slim. do you think that it could get done, and is it going to get gone because of the onus now being on the senate? >> i think that we will have a deal. of course, no one can guarantee that. the real question is will boehner put a deal on the floor that enough of us democrats can vote for? that's the real question. the fact is he can't even get enough republicans to vote for that tea party wish list he put on the floor last week. so what he needs to do is come to the other direction to pick up enough votes to get a deal. now, that's going to take some statesmanship and some courage, and we'll find out whether the speaker possesses that kind of statesmanship and courage. >> but that's what i say. is the onus more on the senate at this point? as you point out what john boehner is not able to even get enough of his own support within his own caucus to get plan b through,
democratic congressman keith ellison of minnesota. welcome, congressman. >> thanks for having me. >> i know you would rather be in washington getting some work done but i want to play something senator mccandle saond and get your reaction. >> republicans have bent over beckwards. we stepped way, way out of our comfort zone. we wanted an agreement, but we had no takers. the phone never rang. >> now, so do you agree with senator mcconnell that republicans have bent over backwards. that seems like quite a stretch to me. >> they haven't bent over backwards. they haven't leaned over, they haven't inched over. they haven't done anything. they have stuck with their grover norquist position they're not going it raise taxes on anybody. when the whole plan "b" thing went up, they passed some spending stuff barely and when we were supposed to deal with the tax stuff at a million they couldn't even bring it up for a vote. i have no idea what mitch mcconnell is talking about. it seems to be nothing more than political posturing, but i want to say nobody is trying to put this on john boehner. it's on boe
, keith ellison, three dreamers joined the cause to say wait a minute, let's look at the dream act. passes the house, got 55 votes in the united states senate, president obama said he would sign the act and it didn't pass. let's see. did it embarrass the administration, make them look weak and infect ul. that's pretty much what was warned against. the theory here is the constitution lays out what is required to pass a bill and getting 60 votes isn't one of them. >> one more real quick thing, though. >> sure. >> on this question, the other thing the founders had a lot angst about was the majority. i get you. for the most part, the people who have used the filibuster think are a nasty, funky, ugly history, particularly for people of color. on the other hand, the whole point is the protection of minority rights. i'm always nervous about anything that says well if the majority wants it, good job. i'm often going to find myself in not the majority, right? >> i agree completely. i think there are processes that the senate could come up with that would let -- we need to have respect for the minor
for them to say yes to me. >> cenk: well, for reasons you might not imagine, and there is congress keith ellison. he's there to talk about this issue. and then the elbow of the day is back and it lands as usual, on an appropriate target. "the young turks"." (vo)answer: pour disaronno into a flute glass and top with prosecco. brought to you by disaronno. be originale. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right, we're back on "the young turks." now you remember during the campaign in may, president obama said if i get re-elected things will be better with the republicans. he said, quote i believe if we're successful in the election when we're successful in this election that the fever may break. the tradition in the republican party has more common sense than that. high hope, my expectation after the election that we can start getting some cooperation again. now i remember having good hearty belly laugh over that at the time, and it turns out, of course well, you look at that, he doesn't get cooperation after the election. i didn't see that coming. /totally saw it coming. you know, this m
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